Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Ryan Thomas: 'Leaving Corrie was the toughest decision ever'

Ryan Thomas, who plays Jason Grimshaw, has now left Coronation Street. He's filmed his final scenes and by the look of these pictures, he's been spending his days in the gym.

His leaving interviews are dotted around the tabloids and the magazines today and we're choosing to link to the rather wonderful Inside Soap magazine to bring you some highlights of their interview with Ryan.

Ryan says that leaving the show has been the toughest decision he's had to make because it's been his life since he was 16 years old. It's all he knows, he says, and he wants to experience more.

"Bruno and Tina have previously left the show to do other things, and it's as though I was left behind and I missed out on all of that" Ryan says, referring to his cast-mates, who play Todd and Sarah in Corrie. 

He says that actor Terence Maynard, who played Tony Stewart, was a big influence on him while he was in the show as Jason's dad. Ryan was so impressed wih the actor's work that it inspired him to leave the security of a long-term soap role and find out what the rest of the acting world has to offer.

The Little Book of Carla Connor
A Decade in the Life of a Soap Queen

An unofficial Coronation Street companion book

Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter

Download our free App | Visit Corrie.net

Please read our advice for leaving comments on the Coronation Street Blog

Creative Commons Licence All original work on the Coronation Street Blog is covered by a Creative Commons License


Anonymous said...

I look forward to seeing him return to the show in about three years' time.

Anonymous said...

I wish him well, and hope he gets some theatre experience.

MartesBC said...

This is a terrifically brave thing to do when you have success in your chosen career. Kudos to Ryan Thomas for trying to further his talent and experience. Break a leg!

MartesBC said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
C in Canada said...

Good luck to him, and hope to see him return!

Anonymous said...

Do you think he was unhaррy at Tina O'Brien's return? Maybe that gave him him the imрetus to leave..

Anonymous said...

Anon 09:57 I thought the same thing.

You might also like...